As a Support Engineer for SoftGrid and App-V, a question that I ask a lot from my customers is "Can I take a look at the documentation you used or created for this sequence?" Most of the time the answer is that no such documentation exists. I also know that the times where I have had documentation available, it has been invaluable for troubleshooting.
This series of articles is going to show you how to use screen recording software to create a "video recipe" to document the steps followed for sequencing an application.
Why create a video recipe?
There are several applications available for recording what happens on your computer. For this series I will focus on the following four applications:
For each of these, we will go through their basic ability to capture what happens while you sequence. I'll also have a second wave of articles that show some of the advanced features of each program. The advanced features will let you go back after the fact and add detail to your video documentation. Going back and adding the detail to a successful sequence will make it even easier for someone, or even yourself, to repeat a successful sequence when the need arises.
Although the four programs above are all different, there are some general best practices that apply to the process.
In Part 2 of this series, we will start by using Microsoft's free tool, Community Clips.
UPDATE: The Community Clips experiment has been completed and is no longer available. The screen recording tool is still available for download here.
If you have any questions, or want to see something else addressed along the way, please be sure to leave a comment.
Steve Bucci | Senior Support Engineer
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In Part 1 of this series I gave you an introduction to the idea of using video to document your Sequencing.
Welcome to Part 3 of this series on recording video recipes for documenting your App-V sequences. In
For Part 4 of this series I am going to use the same recording I made in Part 3 with TechSmith Camtasia